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Information day held by the NCP Bioeconomy on the Workprogramme 2024 Cluster 6

On 10th October 2023 the German National Contact Point for Bioeconomy and Environment, in cooperation with the EU Office of Tutech Innovation and the Research Cluster Biobased Processes and Reactor Technologies (FSP BioProTec) at the Hamburg University of Technology, will inform potential applicants about funding opportunities for selected thematic areas of Cluster 6 “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment” in Horizon Europe.

After an introduction to Horizon Europe and an overview of the rules of participation, the funding opportunities in Destination 3 and 4 in the work programme for Cluster 6 “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment” as well as other funding opportunities in this thematic area will be presented.

More Information and registration

MMG: Doctoral Research Fellowship

The Minerva Fast Track research group ‘Migration, Identity and Blackness in Europe’ situated at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and led by Dr. Johanna Lukate is currently inviting applications for the position of Research Fellow [Doctoral] (m/f/d). The position will be full-time for three years with a starting date of 1 September or earlier.

The successful doctoral research fellow will be joining the research group to carry out a computational social science research project at the intersections of African Studies and digital humanities to understand how public discourses about African migrants in Germany have changed over time. The best applicants have a strong interest in applying computational social research methods to studying social issues, in particular, migration and racialisation. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in computational methods and should have advanced knowledge of R or Python. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (M.A., MPhil, MSc or equivalent) in psychology, sociology, political science, linguistics, data science, or similar.

The full call is available here:

Informal queries may be directed to Dr Johanna Lukate (lukate [@] For information on the institute and the research group, please consult

2 Starter Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates

The scholarships are available from 01 April 2024 for the duration of one year. We welcome applications from candidates aiming to write their doctoral thesis at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. The school supports scholarship holders through personal mentoring, workshops and support services. The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the Bavarian State. We seek to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies face.

We are inviting applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Labour and Educational Economics, Demography and Statistics. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion.

Successful applicants will be required to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its high quality of life and great conditions for research and study. According to the Graduate School’s guidelines, Starter Scholarships amount to a monthly stipend of 1,468.00 EUR, plus other allowances. The Graduate School is committed to diversity, equal opportunities and the compatibility of family and career.

For more information, visit:

Good Supervision – HRA workshops for experienced researchers

Dear all,

I would like to draw your attention to the summer workshops of the Hamburg-Research-Academy on the topic of “Good Supervision”. These workshops are aimed at postdocs, junior research group leaders and W1 professors with supervision responsibilities.

The offers are in English and can be accessed at the following link

In particular, I would like to draw the attention to the intensive workshop on “Good Supervision”. The idea behind the workshop is that the participants, after completing it ideally also be active as multipliers for the topic at the University, thus establishing peer groups or low-threshold exchange opportunities for supervisors, which are then further supported by the Hamburg-Research-Academy.

Attendance at all workshops is free for individuals from HRA member universities.

M. Gürth
Research Officer
Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (40) 6541-3463

Max Planck Institute: Research Fellowship on Blackness and Racialisation in Europe

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity is dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of diversity in historical and modern societies, especially concerning ethnic, religious, political, and legal processes and dynamics. This work includes basic empirical research to advance theoretical concepts.

The Minerva Fast Track Research Group Migration, Identity and Blackness in Europe, situated at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, is inviting applications for the position of

Research Fellow [Postdoctoral] (m/f/d)
(full-time for two years with a starting date of 1 June 2023 or earlier)

The newly established research group takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying Blackness, racialization, and identity formation and transformation processes in the context of migration. The group explores questions such as: how are migrants’ identities (trans)formed in the context of migration? How do migrants communicate their own identities, and how do others communicate about migrants? And what can we learn if we look at racialization and migration as interconnected processes? In answering these questions, the group combines qualitative research methods (e.g., interviews and ethnographic observations) with computational methods (e.g., computational text analysis). The group is committed to doing non-exploitative research and engaging in participatory research practices. Our main focus is on African migrants in Europe, particularly Germany.

The successful research fellow is expected to (1) contribute to the group’s research projects, carrying out research on the multiple dimensions of Blackness and Africanness and the identifications of African migrants in Germany at the group or/and societal level, (2) be open to work with community-based organizations and initiatives (in Germany), and (3) play an active role in the organization of international seminars and the publication of research in key academic venues, as well as for wider audiences.

Your Profile

Applicants should have a strong interest in studying the interconnections between identity, communication, migration and racialization, focusing on the European context. Applicants must hold a PhD in sociology, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, data science, or similar. Applicants expecting a PhD must have submitted their thesis by 24th February 2023.

Very good spoken and written English and some basic knowledge of German are required. Very good spoken and written German is an advantage. The working language at the institute is English and regular presence at the Institute is required.

Our Offer

The contract will be for a full-time position and for a period of two years ending 30 June 2025. 1-year extensions are also possible, contingent upon confirmation of funds. Salary is based on the German collective agreement for civil servants (TVöD Bund), level E 13.

The Max Planck Society is mainly funded by the German Federal and State Governments (see Max Planck Institutes provide outstanding facilities, academic resources and intellectual environments to support independent research. Max Planck Institutes are not tied to universities. There are no teaching obligations for staff, but teaching and other forms of cooperation with universities are possible.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women across the sciences. Applications from women are, therefore, particularly welcome, as are applications from people of diverse gender or sexual orientations. Following its commitment to equal opportunities employment policies, the Max Planck Society especially encourages applications from persons with a disability. Persons of any nationality can apply.

Applications must be emailed to no later than Sunday, 26th February 2023. Applications should be submitted in a single combined PDF file and include the following:

  • a cover letter describing the applicant’s research interests and their alignment to the group’s goals, and relevant research experience,
  • a CV without a photo, including a list of publications,
  • a short writing sample (no more than 500 words) such as the abstract of a first-author publication or abstract of PhD thesis, and
  • the names and contact details of two referees who we may contact.

Interviews are planned for early to mid-March, mainly in person at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. Remote interviews may be arranged for candidates residing outside of Germany.

Informal queries may be directed to Dr Johanna Lukate (lukate (@) For information on the institute, please consult


Europa-Universität: Blog your Science – Bloggen fuer Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen (09./10.02.2023)

Programme of Study: Qualification Programme of early stage researchers

Lecturer: Susanne Geu

Date: 9th February 2023, 2 pm-6 pm, 10th February 9 am-1pm

Language of instruction: German

Registration: can be done via email to

Contents: Online sichtbar werden Sie mit guter Wissenschaftskommunikation! Der Workshop thematisiert die folgenden Aspekte und liefert die Grundlagen wissenschaftlichen Bloggens und guter Wissenschaftskommunikation über unterschiedliche Sociale Kanäle. Themen: Abgrenzung zum Schreiben wissenschaftlicher Artikel, Kernbotschaften des eigenen Forschungsthemas entwickeln und formulieren, Storytelling und die Neugier auf ein Thema wecken, Merkmale guter Blogtexte, Best Practice-Beispiele Wissenschaftsblogs, Social-Media-Marketing von Blogposts via Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc., Analyse von erfolgreichen Blogbeiträgen verschiedener Wissenschaftsblogs, Entwicklung von Blogthemen und Blogüberschriften für das eigene Forschungsthema: Schreibübung für den Einstieg in eigeneBlogartikel, Peer-Review bereits vorhandener Blogartikel.

Universität zu Köln: 2 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter:nnen an der Professur für Entrepreneurship und Management

An der Professur für Entrepreneurship und Management der Universität zu Köln sind zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt zwei Stellen als

Wissenschaftliche:r Mitarbeiter:in oder „Post-Doc“
(Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)

zu besetzen. Die Beschäftigung erfolgt jeweils in Vollzeit (Stellenumfang 100%) und befristet bis zum 31.12.2025.

Mit Prädikat abgeschlossenes Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Volkswirtschaftslehre oder Wirtschaftsinformatik mit sehr guten empirischen/ökonometrischen Kenntnissen.

Ihre Aufgaben:
Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst die Mitarbeit in Lehre und Forschung des Lehrstuhls, z. B. die eigenständige Durchführung von Lehrveranstaltungen, die Mitwirkung bei sowie das eigenständige Vorantreiben von (empirischen) Forschungs- und Publikationsvorhaben und die konzeptionelle Weiterentwicklung der Entrepreneurship-Lehre in der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät.

Wir bieten:

Die Möglichkeit zur wissenschaftlichen Qualifizierung (bspw. Promotion) ist gegeben; Bewerbungen von bereits promovierten Kandidaten/innen, die eine „post-doctorale“ Karriere anstreben, sind ausdrücklich erwünscht. Wir bieten Ihnen die Zugehörigkeit zu einem engagierten, kooperativen und leistungsstarken Team mit offener, konstruktiver Atmosphäre.

Unsere Anforderungen:

  • Interesse und Mitwirkung an aktuellen Forschungsvorhaben im Bereich der Managementforschung (bspw. in den Bereichen Entrepreneurship, Innovation oder Strategischem/Internationalem Management)
  • Hohes Interesse an empirischer Forschung; entsprechende Kenntnisse quantitativ-empirischer Methoden und Datenauswertung (z.B. Stata oder SPSS) sehr wünschenswert; Kenntnisse der Programmiersprache „Python“ sind von Vorteil
  • Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Selbstständige Arbeitsweise, Teamfähigkeit, hohe Belastbarkeit und überdurchschnittliche Leistungsbereitschaft

Die Universität zu Köln strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils an. Bewerbungen von Frauen werden bei gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung daher bevorzugt berücksichtigt, sofern nicht in der Person eines Mitbewerbers liegende Gründe überwiegen. Die Bewerbung geeigneter Schwerbehinderter und gleichgestellter behinderter Menschen im Sinne des SGB IX ist erwünscht.

Ihre schriftliche Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen richten Sie bitte bis zum 08.01.23 an


Universität zu Köln
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Professur für Entrepreneurship und Management
Herrn Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Schwens
50923 Köln

Ihr Ansprechpartner bei Fragen ist,
Herr Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Schwens

Wir bitten darum, Bewerbungsunterlagen nicht in Mappen, sondern nur in Kopie vorzulegen, da die Unterlagen nicht zurückgesandt werden. Elektronische Unterlagen sind explizit erwünscht. Diese werden nach Abschluss des Auswahlverfahrens vernichtet.

Call for Applications – Starter Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates

Call for Applications

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences now offers 2 Starter Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates.

We welcome applications from candidates aiming to write their doctoral thesis at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. The school supports scholarship holders through personal mentoring, workshops and support services.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2023.
Scholarships are available from 1 October 2023 for the duration of one year.

Find out more about the application information on the Graduate School’s website

EURAM 2023 & MREV Call for Papers: Sustainability at Work: HRM Practices and Their Impact on Employees and Firm Outcomes

*** Apologies for any cross-postings ***

Call for Papers: Sustainability at Work: HRM Practices and Their Impact on Employees and Firm Outcomes 

Guest Editors:
Konstantina Tzini, CUNEF University Madrid, Spain
Sylvia Rohlfer, CUNEF University Madrid, Spain
Abderrahman Hassi, Al Akhawayn University Ifrane, Morocco
Simon Jebsen, University of Southern Denmark

EURAM 2023 SIG 09 Organisational Behaviour Track 09 & MREV Special Issue

Companies, employees, and scholars alike have taken a growing interest in sustainable HRM (Ehnert et al., 2016; Stahl et al., 2020), especially in the face of current trends in the workplace – like remote working and digitalisation – in the post-COVID-19 era (McKinsey Global Institute, 2021). Since HRM practices affect not only employees but also the human, social, and environmental firm context (Rothenberg et al., 2017), developing more sustainable HRM systems can enhance social sustainability (Ehnert, 2009; Pfeffer, 2010) and help organisations reach their corporate sustainability goals (Taylor et al., 2012).

To achieve these organisational goals, however, the response of employees, work teams, and managers to sustainable HRM practices is crucial, as they hold a primary role in the success of sustainable HRM (Paulet et al., 2021). The common view is that sustainable HRM will positively affect employees (Aust et al., 2020), therefore assuming favourable responses at the individual level and consequently positive outcomes at the organisational level.

The growing embracement of sustainable HRM in today’s changing workplace provides excellent research opportunities to study its multifaceted, under-explored outcomes and to contribute to “Transforming Business for Good”. This track explores the impact of sustainable HRM on employee attitudes and behaviours, the interplay of sustainable HRM with other corporate initiatives and changing work practices, and its ultimate link to organisational-level outcomes.

Possible themes include but are not limited to:

  1. The impact of different sustainable HRM practices on shaping employee attitudes and behaviours at the individual and group level. Empirical evidence of both positive (e.g., employee well-being, engagement) and adverse outcomes for employees (e.g., burden requirements, unethical behaviours) are welcome.
  2. Organisational value creation and outcomes of using sustainable HRM (e.g., sustainable employment, innovation, performance)
  3. Possible synergies or redundancies stemming from the combination of sustainable HRM and other corporate sustainability initiatives and their effect on individual and organisational level outcomes
  4. The interplay between sustainable HRM and current trends in the workplace, such as remote work and digitalisation, and their effect on individual employee attitudes, behaviour, and performance.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Konstantina Tzini (, Sylvia Rohlfer, Abderrahman Hassi, Simon Jebsen

This call for papers is related to a European Academy of Management (EURAM) track. We encourage interested colleagues to submit and present their research at the conference. However, it can contribute to the special issue without joining the conference.

European Academy of Management (EURAM)

The European Academy of Management (EURAM) is a learned society founded in 2001. It aims at advancing the academic discipline of management in Europe. With members from 49 countries in Europe and beyond, EURAM has a high degree of diversity and provides its members with opportunities to enrich debates over various research management themes and traditions. EURAM 2023 is from 14 to 16 June 2023 at Trinity Business School in Dublin, Ireland.

The deadline for paper submission is 10 January 2023 (2 pm Belgium time). Contributors are notified of acceptance in mid-March. Further information about the deadlines and important other dates can be found on the EURAM homepage. The author’s guidelines and information about the submission procedure can also be found on the EURAM homepage.

Special Issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies

management revue – Socio-Economic Studies is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary European journal publishing both qualitative and quantitative work, as well as purely theoretical papers that advance the study of management, organisation, and industrial relations. The journal publishes articles contributing to theory from several disciplines, including business and public administration, organisational behaviour, economics, sociology, and psychology. Reviews of books relevant to management and organisation studies are a regular feature.

All contributors to the EURAM track are invited to submit their papers for the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies. Full papers for this special issue must be submitted by 30 September 2023. All contributions will be subject to double-blind reviews. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due 31 March 2024. The publication is scheduled for issue 3/2024. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system using ‘SI Sustainability at Work’ as the article section.

The manuscript length should not exceed 9,000 words (excluding references), and the norm should be 30 pages in double-spaced type with margins of about 3 cm (1 inch) on each page. Further, please follow the guidelines on the journal’s homepage.


Aust, I., Matthews, B., & Muller-Camen, M. (2020). Common Good HRM: A paradigm shift in Sustainable HRM? Human Resource Management Review, 30(3), 100705.

Pfeffer, J. (2010). Building sustainable organisations: the human factor. Academy of Management Perspectives, 24(1), 34-45.

Stahl, G. K., Brewster, C. J., Collings, D. G., & Hajro, A. (2020). Enhancing the role of human resource management in corporate sustainability and social responsibility: A multi-stakeholder, multidimensional approach to HRM. Human Resource Management Review, 30(3), 100708.

Taylor, S., Osland, J., Egri, C.P. (2012). Introduction to HRM’s role in sustainability: Systems, strategies and practices. Human Resource Management, 51(6), 789-798.

16th International Research Workshop – Methods for PhD (28 August – 2 September 2022)

16th International Research Workshop – Methods for PhD
28 August – 2 September 2022
Akademie Sankelmark, Flensburg (Germany)


PARALLEL MORNING SESSION 1 (29 – 31 August 2022)

PARALLEL AFTERNOON SESSION 2 (29 – 31 August 2022)

PARALLEL SESSION 3 (1 September 2022)


  • Dr. Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University
  • Dr. Simon Jebsen, University of Southern Denmark
  • Dr. Heiko Stüber, Institute for Employment Research


539 Euro (with accommodation and meals)

It is possible to get a certificate on five credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).


The workshop will take place at the Akademie Sankelmark, Akademieweg 6 in Oeversee (near Flensburg), Germany.


For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the workshop committee (

Please register for the workshop here or on the workshop website.


  • Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the FAF Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Institute for Employment Research (IAB), The Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency in Nuremberg
  • Akademie Sankelmark im Deutschen Grenzverein e.V.


  • Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • University of Hamburg, School of Business
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Economics